Student Success Team

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About SST: Whitworth's Student Success Team

Whitworth University created the Student Success Team to engage students who may need additional support while at the university, and to facilitate communication between areas of the university. The SST includes representatives from the student life and academic affairs divisions who provide holistic support for students. The team is co-chaired by the director of student success and the associate provost for Instruction.

Whitworth's SST offers faculty, staff and students one place to report their concerns about members of the campus community. In case of an emergency, a caller should always contact 9-1-1 and then Whitworth Campus Security (509.777.4444). But the SST serves as the centralized coordinating team for discussion and action regarding students who exhibit alarming behavior or who need additional support to keep them from slipping through the cracks. Our motto is, “Pirates keep an eye out,” because we are a community whose members care about one another and want to see concerns addressed so that all may be equipped to succeed. 

The SST meets weekly to follow up with individual students who are personally or academically at risk during their time at Whitworth. In the wake of these meetings, members of the team devise and follow up on a plan to support these students and connect them with the most advantageous resources. SST members then meet one-on-one with students to develop individual plans for their success at Whitworth. The goal is to provide early intervention to enable students to find success at and beyond Whitworth.

Additional ad hoc members include representatives from the following departments:

  • Health & Counseling Center
  • Educational Support Services
  • Campus Security
  • Financial Aid
  • Athletics
  • Intercultural Student Center
  • Human Resource Services

To contact the SST, please email or fill out a Student Concern Form or Early Alert form.